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Memorize the Word

Deuteronomy 11:18

Psalm 119:16


1.     Why can’t I remember things?

a.     Age, life – more things to keep straight

b.     Health issues

c.     We can remember what we WANT to

d.     Story of parts store owner – knew all the parts – not able to memorize scripture

e.     Story of man on plane – thanked the stewardess by name, wife asked how he knew her name – sign in front of cabin – she asked the pilot’s name

2.     Why memorize passages of the Bible?

a.     Saves – James 1:21

b.     Food to grow – Hebrews 5:12-14

c.     Fight temptation – Matthew 4:4, 7, 11; Psalm 119:11

d.     Understand God’s will – Ephesians 3:15

e.     Able to teach others

3.     How to memorize

a.     Hear it preached, taught, Radio, TV, worship, class

b.     Read it for yourself – Acts 17:11

c.     Study it – more than casual reading – 2 Timothy 2:15

d.     Repeat – Repeat – and Repeat

e.     Meditate on it – Psalm 1:2; Psalm 119:15-16

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